Cultural and Travel News Peru

Thermal vests used to protect young alpaca in Huancavelica

Tuesday December 29, 2015

The baby alpacas of Huancavelica are currently benefiting from vests and the application of vaccines against infections due to low temperatures.

Alpacas with thermal vests is an innovative proposal that seeks to overcome the mortality of these animals in areas of the high Andean region of Huancavelica. The population of alpacas of Huancavelica amounts to 330,000, of which 40% are young. The use of these inventions primarily seeks to protect the calves, as vulnerable population, affected by low temperatures. (more…)

TripAdvisor names Lima as 1 of the World’s Top 10 Emerging Destinations

Tuesday December 29, 2015

TripAdvisor, one of the most influential and popular travel, chose the city of Lima as one of the 10 emerging destinations in the world. Known as the “City of Kings”, the capital of Peru ranked ninth worldwide, while at the level of South America it ranked in second place.

Lima is described by TripAdvisor as “a fascinating city and a treasure trove of history”, highlighting its churches, colonial buildings and archaeological sites, as well as neighborhoods like Miraflores and Barranco, with their sea views and large shops, hotels and restaurants. (more…)

10 million Peruvians leave poverty behind due to economic expansión

Tuesday December 29, 2015

Peru’s economic expansion enabled nearly 10 million Peruvians to leave poverty behind over the last 25-year period, CADE 2015 Chairwoman Elena Conterno affirmed.

According to the officer, over the analyzed term Peru’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled, whereas exports increased fourfold. “Without any doubts, it’s a different country. Nowadays, we enjoy this three-fold Peru achieved by Peruvian citizens,” she explained.

Former Production Minister approximated this growth to account for almost 80% of poverty reduction recorded during the said term. (more…)

Umayo Lagoon is perfect for Nature Lovers Photographers and Tourists

Tuesday December 29, 2015

The city of Puno is situated on the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca, but just 35 kilometers from the center of the city, is located the beautiful and far less famous Umayo Lagoon. Located opposite of the archaeological complex of Sillustani this lake is surrounded by swamps and seasonally flooded grasslands.

In addition to discovering the intriguing landscape, travelers may also encounter the flora and fauna of the Atuncolla district. Here, where the lagoon is located, animals like vicunas, vizcachas, geese, mallards, tiquechos, among others, are easily spotted in those parts. (more…)

Peru Receives Best Culinary Destination Award for the 4th consecutive year

Saturday December 19, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Peru was named “best culinary destination in the world” by the World Travel Awards. Known as the “Oscar of Tourism,” each year these awards highlight the best in the travel industry in the world.

The organizers stressed that Peru has been recognized in the Latin American region and the world as a gastronomic reference, to the extent that there is a large tourism segment that is dedicated primarily to discovering and enjoying Peruvian cuisine.

Peru ensures Visitors will be safe at Machu Picchu

Friday December 18, 2015

Peru is taking steps to ensure the safety of its national icons, and their visitors, in light of the weather changes brought by El Niño. Toward this goal, Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) and regional authorities are ensuring measures will be implemented to guarantee the safety of foreign tourists, who visit the Machu Picchu Archeological Park in the Cusco region.

These measures were initiated and announcement following the concern expressed by five consulates on El Niño phenomenon and their citizens’ safety while in the South American country. (more…)

Peruvian Sportswoman crowned South America’s Badminton Champion

Friday December 18, 2015

Peruvian sportswoman Daniela Macias was recently crowned South America’s Badminton Champion at the competition held in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil), winning gold medals in singles and women’s doubles along with Paula La Torre. She also claimed a silver medal in the mixed doubles.

The year’s last championship, The Grand Prix is being held this week, from December 15th-20th, in Mexico D.F, and Marcia is there competing currently.

It should be noted Macias is recognized as one of the continent’s 10 best players (more…)

Whale Sharks recorded off the Peruvian Coast

Friday December 18, 2015

Nature lovers will be excited to learn that whale sharks have been recorded off the coast of Peru, ranging in size from 2 to 5 meters, according to the Center of Integral Conservation of the Marine ecosystems of the East Pacific (Ecoceanica).

Just last Saturday one of these large, non-carnivorous creatures was recorded off the coast of Tumbes in northern Peru by biology student Daniel Cáceres Bartra who is conducting research in the area. In the video Bartra is seen swimming alongside the large, slow-moving whale shark. (more…)

New Museum opens in mystic Pachacamac

Tuesday December 15, 2015

Just 40 km southeast of Peru’s capital Lima, this archaeological site is a mystical experience.

For over 1500 years in pre-Hispanic times, Pachacamac was the most important sanctuary in the Peruvian coast, and when visiting you will feel its mystic and ancient energy as a place with sophisticated urbanism – reminiscent of Rome.

The Pilgrim Route is one of the great attractions for visitors to the Sanctuary of Pachacamac, which must be done on foot. (more…)

Important Event in Arequipa: Hay Festival

Thursday December 10, 2015

Thanks to Hay Festival, Arequipa will stand out as international events hosting-city, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez announced.

Silva, who also serves as Promperu Executive Council Chairwoman, indicated the said meeting will put the White City’s beauty on display by allowing visits to its nine compounds, among them the Municipal Theater and Basilica Cathedral. “We expect attendees to enjoy not only the historical Center, but also the Yanahuara Boardwalk, Colca Valley, its renowned gastronomy and cultural manifestations such as the Wititi dance (more…)

Peruvian Squash & Quinoa Soup in Canada

Thursday December 10, 2015

“Peruvian Squash & Quinoa Soup” has been recently introduced to Canadian consumers through Loblaws supermarket chain, which is comprised of over 2,000.

The said product —prepared and packed in Canada— is made of Peruvian ingredients, such as “quinoa” and yellow chili peppers, and responds to the growing demand for Peru’s gastronomic and agro-industrial products.

This products is being promoted by Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry through its Toronto-based Trade Office (OCEX Toronto). (more…)

Amazing! Watch Machu Picchu now on Google Street View!

Thursday December 10, 2015

Machu Picchu Inca citadel can now be explored from diverse angles thanks to Google Street View! Google Street View service serves as a tool designed for people to become interested in Peru’s diverse destination options and allow them to get to know our millenary culture thoroughly, Google Peru General Manager Gianfranco Polastri affirmed.

He describes the ability to capture the essence of the ancient site in just a click as a “magic” experience. “Touring around this world’s wonder, thanks to Street View, means opening a new door for people, so they’ll learn more about our culture” (more…)

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